Our guest today is Dave Provan, a guy who I found really drew me in, who made me curious to know more about him and what he’s up to.  The crux of the chat was meant to be about his PhD research into the role of the health and safety professional, but I enjoyed that our chat was a bit more meandering than just a description of some straightforward research.  We connected in a way which both helped us to make meaning, of a whole bunch of things.  It’s very consistent with the approach of a rational flaneur, which I’m exploring.  If you missed me explaining that one, check out episode 37.  The best illustration of that approach is that Dave and I didn’t really start the interview but just started chatting, and only part way through did I say to Dave I’d use some of our conversation for the recorded interview.  I think this one is a nice reminder about the messiness and variation that we come across in every day work – life is just like that!

I also wanted to do this discussion justice, without creating a really long podcast, so it’s in two parts.  Here’s part one of my chat with Dave Provan:


That’s part one of my chat with Dave Provan.  Make sure you stay tuned for Part 2 in the next episode, when Dave tells us about the rest of his plans to uncover a deeper understanding of the role of health and safety professionals through his PhD research.  If you are a health and safety professional, you don’t want to miss out on that one!


Stay tuned for Part 2 of my chat with Dave Provan in the next episode, and in the mean time I hope you take positive, effective and rewarding action to grow yourself, and drastically improve health and safety along the way.  Seeya!